Hello Jean Bone, A couple of years ago I was doing some digging around into the Rodway family history, me being the grand-daughter of the mysterious Carleton Rodway, born in London UK and died in Victoria, Canada, and uncovered a few interesting items, including the existence of a Family Tree Maker data file for the Rodway family available on line. Rushed out and bought the program and downloaded the data file.
The first Rodway on the tree (at least the way I got the FTM program to draw things up) is
David Rodway, married to Mary (no last name given), parents of Daniel Rodway, married to Anne Alldridge.
The birth dates were estimated, so I'll jot down your more precise info.
The tree shows that Daniel and Anne had six children -- one of their sons, John, produced 13 grandchildren for them! The tree also shows one sibling for Daniel, a brother named David (after Dad, I guess) who married Mary Chew. All of these Rodways seemed to have lived in Bisley.
Anyways, looking at this family tree, the Daniel Rodway you're mentioning would seem to be my G-G-G-G-G-Grandfather(six or seven G's). Wonder if he had crooked teeth, astigmatism, thin unruly hair and a bad nose, too?
Anyways, the person who made up this Family Tree Maker file is a George Arthur Rodway, whose e-mail address appears in this forum somewhere, in a message dated about 1999. If you can make contact with him, he would be the one to pursue for information -- I only have his tree.
I swapped some preliminary email with George Rodway a few years ago, without actually revealing that I had worked out the connections -- it was my turn to reply and I didn't(yet) because I was a bit uncertain as to why the little information Gramma provided about her first marriage turned out to be misleading.
Anyways, she passed away nearly two years ago, so it is probably safe enough to find out what might have happened. Just have to find inspiration for that "first contact" letter. I'm dying to see pictures of Rodway ancestors --there's about four of us (Dad and his twin, me and a sibling) who don't look like anyone else so we must look like Rodways.